Starred Review Books

Starred Review Books

Vetted and praised by top reviewers, the books in this collection come highly recommended.

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Swimming Lessons

A woman disappears without a trace. Twelve years later, her adult daughter starts finding answers hidden in the books that her mother left behind.

The Accusation

A major publishing phenomenon, The Accusation by anonymous North Korean writer Bandi is the first piece of fiction to come out of North Korea.

The Book for Dangerous Women

An essential bedside companion full of cheeky humour, well-won wisdom, and practical advice, written by three dangerously knowledgeable witty women.

The Lake

A mesmerizing story about the disappearance of three young women and a deeply disturbing portrait of a small town gone bad.

The Lost Words

A beautiful collection of poems and illustrations to help readers rediscover the magic of the natural world.

The New Measures

A bold collection from Griffin Poetry Prize and Governor General's Literary Award winner poet A.F. Moritz.

The O'Briens

In this novel full of tragedy, romance and ingenuity, the family from Behrens’ award winning The Law of Dreams comes of age in "Canada’s Century."

The Return of History

A timely and fascinating analysis of twenty-first-century geopolitics by Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General Jennifer Welsh.

The Sisters Brothers

In this #1 national bestseller, Patrick deWitt spins a violent, lustful, hung-over and humorous odyssey through the underworld of the 1850s frontier.

The Sparrow

The Sparrow is a career-spanning selection of A. F. Moritz's internationally acclaimed poetry.

The Substitute

In the tradition of Gillian Flynn and Paula Hawkins, The Substitute is a deliciously creepy psychological thriller that will keep you guessing.

The Universe Within

Neil Turok's 2012 CBC Massey Lectures is a visionary look at the way the human mind can shape the future.